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‘In Search of a Dream’: multicultural performance piece straddles dreams and reality

Josa Lukman
Josa Lukman

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Wed, December 4, 2019  /  03:05 pm
‘In Search of a Dream’: multicultural performance piece straddles dreams and reality

Posture: Dancer Didik Nini Thowok (left) performs in a play titled 'In Search of a Dream' (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

Artists from seven Asian countries recently came together for a literally multicultural performance that brought together imagery from their wildest dreams. After visiting Yogyakarta and Denpasar, Danny Yung’s eclectic experimental theater In Search of a Dream finally made its way to Jakarta for a one-night performance at Salihara art community center on Nov. 22. The play involved artists from seven Asian countries: Chaohsin (Taiwan), Makoto Matsushima (Japan), Nget Rady (Cambodia), Soultari Amin Farid (Singapore), Jason Kong(Hong Kong), Sabrina Sng (Singapore), Nattapon Wannaun (Thailand) and Indonesia’s own Didi Nini Thowok. In Search of a Dream is part of Yung’s The Interrupted Dream Series, which premiered in Hong Kong in 2018. Like the previous part in the series, Journey to a Dream, In Search of a Dream is built upon the Ming Dynasty-era tr...